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«To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking»

Agnes De Mille


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«Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body»

Martha Graham


«Dance isn’t something that can be explained in words. It has to be danced»

Paige Arden


«The dance is over, the applause subsided, but the joy and feeling will stay with you forever»

W.M. Tory


«Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire»

George Bernard Shaw


«Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn»

Terri Guillemets


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«Dancing is silent poetry»



«Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!»



«To dance is to reach for a word that doesn’t exist, To sing the heartsong of a thousand generations, To feel the meaning of a moment in time»

Beth Jones


«Dancers are the messengers of the gods»

Martha Graham


«I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal»

Friedrich Nietzsche

«I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what is too deep to find for words»

Ruth St. Denis


«Talk about dance? Dance is not something to talk about. Dance is to dance»

Peter St. James


«Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays»

George Balanchine


«There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them»

Vicki Baum


«Dancing is wonderful training for girls, it’s the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it»

Christopher Morley


«Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals»

Charles Baudelaire


«Dancing is the poetry of the foot»

John Dryden


«Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery»

Martha Graham


«Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul’s weather to all who can read it»

Martha Graham


«Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain»

Martha Graham

«The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word»

Mata Hari


«Dance is the hidden language of the soul»

Martha Graham


«Dancing is the world’s favorite metaphor»

Kristy Nilsson


«Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made»

Ted Shawn


«Dancing is moving to the music without stepping on anyone’s toes, pretty much the same as life»

Robert Brault


«To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak»

Indian Proverb


«The dance: a minimum of explanation, a minimum of anecdotes, and a maximum of sensations»

Maurice Bjart


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«Dance is like life, it exists as you’re flitting through it, and when it’s over, it’s done»

Jerome Robbins


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«The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs»

Charles Baudelaire


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«Every dance is a kind of fever chart, a graph of the heart»

Martha Graham


«The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie»

Agnes de Mille


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«To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance»

Aubrey Lynch


«When a body moves, it’s the most revealing thing. Dance for me a minute, and I’ll tell you who you are»

Mikhail Baryshnikov


«Classical dancing is like being a mother: if you’ve never done it, you can’t imagine how hard it is»

Harriet Cavalli


«Football isn’t a contact sport, it’s a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport»

Vince Lombardi

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«Dance constitutes a true recapturing of freedom and childish play»

Agnes de Mille


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«When I dance I am really meditating rather then performing for an audience. I am completely absorbed by the music and the steps. I choose to respond to the music»

Agnes de Mille


«Ballet is a dance executed by the human soul»

Alexander Pushkin


«In a society that worships love, freedom and beauty, dance is sacred, it is a prayer for the future, a remembrance of the past and a joyful exclamation of thanks for the present»

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes


«Dancing almost always turns out to be a good idea»

Anne Lamott


«To dance is to reach for a word that doesn’t exist, to sing the heartsong of a thousand generations, to feel the meaning of a moment in time»

Beth Jones


«Dance, in its broadest sense, is a physical acknowledgment of the rhythm of the universe and of our own lives»

Carol Roan


«Dancing is poetry with arms and legs»

Charles Baudelaire


«The dance is the mother of the arts. Music and poetry exist in time, painting and architecture in space. But the dance lives at once in time and space»

Curt Sachs


«Dance – an art form. The body – an instrument. Learn to play the instrument and master the art form»

Debbie Dee


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«Dancing is like breathing…once you start you can never stop, your heart won’t let you»

Dolly Schumacher James


«There are times when the simple dignity of movement can fulfill the function of a volume of words»

Doris Humphrey


«To dance is to give oneself up to the rhythms of all life»

Maya V. Patel


«The dance instills in you something that sets you apart. Something heroic and remote»

Edgar Degas


«What’s so wonderful about ballet is that it’s mind-driven physicality. It’s almost a Greek ideal of body, mind, and form»

Edward Villella


«Ballet is the one form of theater where nobody speaks a foolish word all evening nobody on the stage at least»

Edwin Denby


«You don’t have to know about ballet to enjoy it, all you have to do is look at it»

Edwin Denby


«If life is a dance, then friends are the music»

Eva Gregory


«Ballet dancing is arduous, strenuous activity. Students are engaged in physical training that rivals the training Olympic athletes undergo. At the same time, they strive for physical perfection not for the prowess alone but as a way of achieving the means necessary to express the pure nature of their art»

George Balanchine


«Dance is music made visible»

George Balanchine


«It’s like the time capsule with everything in it. Or like the seed that when you plant it, becomes the enormous tree with leaves and fruit. Everybody was in that little seed, and so everything can open. The tree of dance is like that. It just takes a long, long time to blossom»

George Balanchine


«The way people move is their autobiography in motion»

Gerry Spence

«The aesthetic pleasure of dance is a secondary reflection of the primary, vital joy of courtship»

Havelock Ellis


«Dance is the movement of the universe concentrated in an individual»

Isadora Duncan


«Dancing: the highest intelligence in the freest body»

Isadora Duncan


«Man must speak, then sing, then dance. The speaking is the brain, the thinking man. The singing is the emotion. The dancing is the Dionysian ecstasy which carries away all»

Isadora Duncan


«The Dance – it is the rhythm of all that dies in order to live again, it is the eternal rising of the sun»

Isadora Duncan


«To dance is to live. What I want is a school of life»

Isadora Duncan


«A fine picture is but the image of nature, a finished ballet is nature herself»

Jean George Noverre


«Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It’s the rhythm of your life. It’s the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy»

Jaques D’ambroise


«Dancing is all about wordless communication – a light pull on a shoulder, a step forward and a shift of weight, a shared understanding of the music and how it moves bodies»

Jasper Winn


«It is shameful that dancing should renounce the empire it might assert over the mind and only endeavor to please the sight»

Jean George Noverre


«Ballet class is like Life Lessons 101. You learn some of life’s most important lessons here that you will carry with you forever»

Joanne H. Morscher


«Dancing is my wife, my woman»

Joaquin Cortés


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«Dance training is life training»

Joe Tremaine


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«Dance is bigger than the physical body. Think bigger than that. When you extend your arm, it doesn’t stop at the end of your fingers, because you’re dancing bigger than that: you’re dancing spirit»

Judith Jamison


«Music is the language of the soul, dance is the language of the body. Body and soul, music and dance conceive an instrument of expression through which the spirit communicates»

Maestro Hector Zaraspe


«Dancing is an amazing activity. You can go up to a gorgeous woman that you’ve never met before, spend three minutes touching her virtually anywhere on her body, and she thanks you for it afterwards!»

Mario Robau


«Dance is communication, and so the great challenge is to speak clearly, beautifully, and with inevitability»

Martha Graham


«Dancing is a very living art. It is essentially of the moment, although a very old art. A dancer’s art is lived while he is dancing. Nothing is left of his art except the pictures and the memories–when his dancing days are over»

Martha Graham


«Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts. For it is no mere translation or abstraction of life. It is life itself»

Martha Graham


«I feel that the essence of dance is the expression of man, the landscape of his soul. I hope that every dance I do reveals something of myself or some wonderful thing a human can be»

Martha Graham


«My dancing is not an attempt to interpret life in the literary sense. It is an affirmation of life through movement»

Martha Graham


«Nothing is more revealing than movement»

Martha Graham


«The next time you look into the mirror, just look at the way the ears rest next to the head, look at the way the hairline grows, think of all the little bones in your wrist. It is a miracle. And the dance is a celebration of that miracle»

Martha Graham


«Learning to walk sets you free. Learning to dance gives you the greatest freedom of all: to express with your whole self the person you are»

Melissa Hayden

«Dancing is a feeling expressed from the inside out»

Mia Michaels


«On many occasions when I am dancing I’ve felt touched by something sacred. In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists!»

Michael Jackson


«Ballet is not just movement, not simply abstract. It’s something beautiful. Sometimes there’s this feeling in the movement that makes me want to cry»

Nina Ananiashvili


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«Dance isn’t something that can be explained in words. It has to be danced»

Paige Arden


«Dance can give the inarticulate a voice»

Pamela Brown


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«Dance is nature. Listen to your heart, it dances with its own rhythm. The biggest thing that classical dance and music does to you is help attain balance between your mind and soul»

Pandit Birju Maharaj


«I found that dance was key to keeping depression out of my life. When you dance, things just go away, things don’t seem so bad. There’s no better way to take care of health through something as joyous and beautiful as dance»

Patrick Swayze


«There’s just something about dance… It’s like a primal thing in all of us»

Patrick Swayze


«Dancing is moving to the music without stepping on anyone’s toes, pretty much the same as life»

Robert Brault


«The dance, just as the performance of the actor, is kinesthetic art, art of the muscle sense. The awareness of tension and relaxation within his own body, the sense of balance that distinguishes the proud stability of the vertical from the risky adventures of thrusting and falling – these are the tools of the dancer»

Rudolf Arnheim


«Dance helps us dream bigger dreams and understand our connectedness. When we close our eyes and dream, we are all brothers»

Russell Clark


«It is this mission of the dancer to contribute to the betterment of all mankind»

Ruth St. Denis


«Dance is an art that imprints on the soul. It is with you every moment, it expresses itself in everything you do»

Shirley MacLaine


«Dancing’s just a conversation between two people. Talk to me»

Steven Rogers


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«Dance is an art. Paint your dream and follow it»

Steven Thompson


«Dance is just like film in that it allows for thoughts in movement»

Twyla Tharp


«Dancing is like breathing – missing a day doing either is very bad»

Vera Ellen


«The dance is over, the applause subsided but the joy and feeling will stay with you forever»

W. M. Tory

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